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    July 5, 2011
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america. >> do stay with us for "good morning america" and have a great tuesday. you're watching the station that works for you "good morning maryland" at 4:30. some parties and celebrations to flashing lights and tragedy. 4th of july in the city turns violent. what happened and where police go. after long closing argue mense, the jury -- arguments, the jury has the case againstcasey anthony suspect of killing her 2-year-old daughter. what we can expect in the days ahead. a new study shows mother's wiewms may put twins -- wombs may put twins at risk for autism. it's tuesday morning the 5th of july. hope you had a happy 4th. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. let's get to what's left for the workweek weather wise and
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say good morning to lynette charles. >> we will be hot today and at that will continue throughout the workweek. high today, 90 or better. and temperatures will continue to be above normal. we are end a code orange. we are looking at a air quality alert today. so we are looking at maryland's most powerful radar and things look good around our area. as we go more to the south and head to the eastern shore, around eldorado there's a thunderstorm there. things are fizzling out. now over to tonya with traffic. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are starting out the day after the holiday pretty quiet out there. not bad at all. let's look at 895 south of o'donnell. we are doing okay. all your lanes are open. few people out there on the roads. the good thing is we only have a couple incidents to tell you about. 9 a northbound at the fort mchenry tunnel, debris is in the road. charles street between conway and pratt, the left lane is
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closed. no construction projects going on right now. the cones are till there -- still there. what started off as a day of family, friends and festivities ended quite differently in downtown baltimore. >> violence erupted in the city leaving a boy with a gunshot wound and another man dead from stab wound. linda so is live downtown with the latest on the 4th of july gone bad, linda. >> reporter: well, this is not the type thing you want to hear about. outside the restaurant, mccormick and economic, police say a man got into a fight with a group of people and he was stabbed in the neck. eye happened after the fireworks show ended last night at 10. the man was taken to shock trauma where he died. then in a separate incident, a 4-year-old boy was shot in the leg as he was standing with his dad at light and pratt street at the inner harbor. police say the boy's father heard a loud noise and the . started to complaining his leg was hurt and the dad realized his son had been shot e was
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taken to johns hopkins hospital and his injuries are considered nonlife-threatening. thousands were at the harbor. and police promised heavy security with hundreds of officers on patrol. earl whyer in the evening, the police-- earlier in the evening, the police commissioner held a conference to coordinate efforts with different agencies. later this morning, police will talk about what happened last night. but, again, a man who got into a fight outside the restaurant last night, he was stabbed in the neck and later died. then around the inner harbor after the fireworks show a.4- year-old boy was shot in the leg standing near light and pratt streets with his dad. live downtown, linda so, abc2 news. the search continues this morning for a missing boater in pasadena. the department of natural resources police are calling this a fatal accident. they have identified the victim as a 25-year-old named james kane.
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police say a 911 call came in around 4:30 monday afternoon and within 15 minutes rescue boats were searching for the man. investigators say a woman on the boat with kane was rescued by a passing boater. but his body was not recovered. >> units arrived on scene on the water and found a run away boat circling out there in the water with no one aboard. >> the search continued from land as you can see from air, too, until dark on monday night. no word on what caused the man and woman to go overboard. a 6-year-old boy is dead after being pulled from the water at sandy point state park. officials are saying that they got the call around 8 a child was missing and by the time emergency crews arrived, the boy was pulled from the water. he was then taken to anne arundel county medical center with serious injuries and later died. an investigation is ongoing. a south baltimore man wasfound shot in a parking garage. police spanned after 2 mop morning -- responded after 2 monday morning to reports of gunshot where they found the
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man in his 20s shot in the chest. the man whose name has yet to be released was taken to a hospital. there's no word on his condition. the walletmore city police -- baltimore city police department is looking for more officers and offering free testing. you need to be 20 1/2 years old, testing begins at 12:30 today at baltimore police headquarters and then again at 6:00 this evening and they will do another testing friday the 8th at noon and tuesday the 12th at 12:30 and then again at 6:00 and tuesday the 19th at 12:30 again at 6. all the information is right there on the screen. all of this is happening at baltimore police headquarters. state senator pew has made her intent known that she wants to be baltimore's city next mayor and she will make it official by filing the papers. she is sit to -- set to file with the board of elections today at 10 a.m. and joins a host of others including otis rolling and stephanie rawlings-blake.
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history is going to mix with technology as nasa gets ready for the final shuttle launch. >> a handful of computer nerds were selected to -- selected to tweet history. new allegations against the dominic strauss-kahn. why he is under fire again. this time in his home country of france. you are watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30. a live look at downtown atlanta. i am sure they had a good 4th of july as well. ÷x#
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now "good morning maryland" at 4:30. 4:38. scientist have come up with a explanation for why the earth's rise in temperature paused a bit in the 2000s saying it was connected to coal burning during china's economic expansion. chinese coal burning doubled between 200 # and 2007 -- 2003 and 2007 and sulfur particles
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in the air from the coal deflected the sun's rays causing the temporary cooling. chinese leaders says there was a problem and are working to counteract it. now, maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. >> good morning everyone. we are looking at maryland's most powerful radar as of now. things look pretty good. you have to go well to the south to see showers sliding over into delaware. things will be dry for the most part. we will get more sunshine going throughout the day. that's good news. 73 degrees for belvedere elementary school. humidity is at 80%. dew point at 67. i don't believe it's going to be as warm or hot as it was yesterday. but you know, we are going to be dealing with the muggy temperatures once again. so as we head out and about, be prepared for that. but the hour by hour forecast looks to be right around 90 going into 4 p.m. so make sure you put on the sunscreen. let's go over to tonya with
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your traffic. >> reporter: good morning. still pretty quiet out there. no major incidents to report on our highways. let's look at 795 at could bys -- cockys mill. someone did stop. let's look at map, 59 northbound at fort mchenry tunnel in bore 4 debris is on the road. we have no active construction due to the holiday but charles street between conway and pratt, the left lane is closed with the cones. megan. >> thanks. 4:40. looking for something to do this summer? eight students decided to spend their time helping the less fortunate and made it to baltimore. they are traveling under 8500 miles visiting everything from shelters to food banks and missionaries. part of the journey they donated a million pairs of new socks to agencies and now they are working this week they are going to be at thomas burton center in support of housing.
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so good for them. watch out for the low flying planes. another nasa air quality field campaign scheduled for tomorrow. it is set to start in an hour running through 1:30 this afternoon. , spct to see -- expect to see the low flying planes between d.c. and the beltway along i- 95. the flight is part of the mission to enhance the measuring of ground air quality so they can be seen by satellites in space. nasa is preparing for the final shuttle launch, 150 lucky computer nerds are getting ready to make history. the small army of techies are going to use twitter to document lawn of the of the atlantis at the kennedy space center in florida. the chosen ones were picked out of 5,000 applicants. so congratulationses to each and every one of them. >> what a cool job. >> very cool. a piece of history. 4:41. a tough medical question. are moms leaving their unborn kids susceptible to autism and doesn't know it? >> experts are saying the focus is on the womb. what they say could increase
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the risk and if you can prevent it coming up. plus, the fate of a florida mom casey anthony, is in the hands of the jury. what to expect and we will have more on a live report. we will hear what you have to say. at 4:42 we will look live at the inner harbor. quiet this morning after a busy night there last night." good morning maryland" continues in a moment. if i were a customer, i'd like nonstop travel because it's quicker. because it's convenient. it's just the best way to go. keeps the cost down. [ male announcer ] southwest airlines has added new nonstop flights from bwi airport to south carolina. it means more time doing the things i want to do. it's easy. it's hassle-free. there's no headaches. [ male announcer ] fly southwest airlines' new nonstops from bwi airport to greenville-spartanburg and charleston, south carolina.
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4:44. five things to know before heading out the door this morning. congress is cutting the 4th of july break short to continue talks to raise the federal government's debt ceiling. senate will work today. the house will return on wednesday. and in minnesota law makers are facing voters since the shutdown of the government. some expect the reception to go a long way in determining how long the shutdown will continue. talks are expected to resume later today. today mark the first day of
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the new imf director's new role. she will hold the position as chief of the international monday teary fund for a five- year term and replaced former chief dominic strauss-kahn. and spending of -- speak of strauss-kahn new allegations -- speaking of strauss-kahn, new allegations that he may have attempted a rape to a woman in rape. allegations will be filed later today ept claims it's slander. on a lighter note, nfl players and owners will resume negotiations in new york today. the sides are trying to come to an agreement and end the stopage to the league's work. kate kasey anthony can only sit and wait. her future in the hands of 7 women and 5 men who will dedee side if she is a -- decide if she is a murderer. she is accused of killing her 2- year-old daughter in 2008 and sherrie johnson is here with more on what has been a long, long legal road. >> reporter: well, after 45
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days of arguments, evidence and outburst in and out of the courtroom, it's now the jury's turn to weigh in and figure out if casey anthony is get every murder. they got the case yesterday around noon. the jury took in a lot. they watched home video of a gibelly -- giggly 2-year-old and heard from the defendant ranting in a angry phone call and the state posed a question whose life was better without caylee and they answered by showing a picture of a tattoo casey got after the toddler disappeared that translated from italian that says the beautiful life along with the picture of casey dancing with friends. the defense claims the prosecution's case is circumstantial and does not meet the standards to convict on a capital murder charge. >> what do guilty people do? they lie, they avoid, they run, mislead. not just to the family but the police. they divert attention away from themselves and act like nothing
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is wrong. >> reporter: now a long with first-degree murder charges, the jury is also deliberating 6 other charges and they are not expected to deliberate past 6 tonight. we want to know what you think about this case. let's head to the wmar facebook fan page and see what some of you had to say. now ben russell says, kill her. nancy says life in prison. her family has suffered immeasurable for the past three years and we are a society of compassion and redemption. we want to hear what you have to say about this. feel free to log onto our facebook fan page and you can read more on wabc -- on our. a-- our abc2news.com web page. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. it may have taken 50 years, but a washington family might finally have some answers on a very cold case. prosecutors allege a 71-year- old grandfather murdered a 7- year-old girl more than five decades ago.
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he's gone by the name jack mccullougha but police believe he is john and murdered a little girl in illinois after kidnapping her. an ex-girlfriend from 1957 helped police with new evidence that led to his arrest. we are learning more about a deadly police shooting at san francisco train station. passengers say they heard 4 to 5 shots fired at transit officer confronted and shot a man inside san francisco's sick center station. one of the officers was armed with a taser but the police chief says it is unclear at this time why he didn't use it. the chief believes the officers acted appropriately and some passengers see it another way. >> the guy is armed with a knife. the guy used a bottle as a weapon. one of the officers is injured. our officer did what they felt was necessary in defense of their lives. >> i feel if a cop has a gun and a guy has a knife and he has a taser also, i mean, the taser should stop the guy.
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>> the suspect was pronounced dead an hour later. both officers are now on standard administrative leave. this morning an arizona man says he can't believe what happened right in front of his eyes. he had a fire show in his front yard but not because of fireworks. a lightning bolt struck a huge palm tree and within second the whole tree exploded and burst into flames. the only thing that saved the house and the cars is the fact that there was a brief and violent downpour of rain. he admits things could have been much worse. >> there it is. >> yep. >> first guy out. second guy out. yeah. >> wow. >> check that out a group of disabled vets traveled to new heights this fourth of -- 4th of july. they bet met in boulder colorado and went sky diving. this was a chance to prove something to themselves.
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they called it operation rebound. and the vets said the experience was incredible. >> there's nothing that a disabled person cannot do. >> sem perfi. >> not too many -- semper fi. >> not too many word to describe it. as more troops are coming home from the middle east, they will have company. two stray dogs in afghanistan are getting ready to leave the war zone behind. they found comfort and companionship with a company of army soldiers on a remote fire base. now as the troops return home, their spouses have raised nearly $6,000 through the internet to fly the dogs back to the u.s. ten minutes away from five. today, senator mikulski will be in frederick with news that will bring a sigh of relief to some veterans. she plans to announce more than $1 million in federal grants to help veterans in fed ribbing and surrounding -- frederick
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and surrounding counties to find jobs. it will help them find jobs or services such as job training mentoring and mental health services. 4:50. autism remains a mystery but experts blamed most of the risk on inherited genes. now one of the largest studies of twins shifts the focus to the womb suggesting a mother's age and health may play a larger role than previously thought. the study found a higher than expected rate of autism in fraternal twins. new study didn't try to determine what factors increased the risk during pregnancy. however, experts say they could -- that include stress, diet and infection and a mother's -- diet, and infections and a mother's age. if your child is not verbal, experts say don't panic yet. up to 18% of kids are so-called late talkers and most develop language skills by the time
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they enter kindergarten. the study looked at whether the language delay at age 2 do be -- could be linked to other problems later in childhood andadolescence they have found a slightly higher -- they found a slightly higher leal of behavioral and emotional problems to tots already talking. now maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. in it looked like the fireworks held on and the weather held on yesterday. that's good news. you know what? i think we will do it again today. we are looking at the satellite and radar. and most showers and thunderstorms pushing out to sea. that's some good news. and we will have high pressure building in across the area. with that, things look pretty good as well. look what we have. we have the stationary front here. and this will be the focal point if we see isolated showers or thunderstorms this afternoon. but all in all, high pressure will dominate most of the area for today and then by tomorrow, we will have a better chance of showers and more storms to move in and you can see future radar
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showing you just that. as we go into wednesday afternoon. as we go into thursday, friday, a chance for showers in the forecast for. you but for today, that temperature coming in right around 90. we will get more sunshine than we saw yesterday. temps will be above normal and by tonight, the temperature coming in around 69 degrees. partly cloudy and humid. and we move into tomorrow with the temperature coming in right around 90 once again. thunderstorms are possible and humidity is going to be continue across the area. let's get a check of the traffic with tonya. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are still accident free in the city and baltimore county as well. no incidents on the beltway. let's look on the northwest side, 695 at liberty, that's the outer loop to the left of the screen. oncoming traffic with a little heavier there all the way around to wilkins. more volume on the outer loop. look at the map, 95 northbound at the fort mchenry tunnel, debris in bore four for a while not causing many problems. charles between conway and pratt, the left lane is closed
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and there's no construction due to the holiday. back to you two. >> thanks. it's supposed to be a sen- day fishing -- seven-i did fishing trip. >> but now -- seven-day fishing trip. >> but it is now a recovery effort. what happened to cause the boat to go under. and a disaster in one of the most pristine spots. what he being done at the yellowstone river to clean up an oil spill. you are watching "good morning maryland" first and only at 4:30 in the morning. [ female announcer ] welcome to busch gardens virginia,
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why now "good morning -- now "good mong maryland "at 4:30. this morning the mexican navy says its meeting with rescue agencies trying to plan an extended search for the 7 missing american tourist from the annual july 4th fishing trip. they were plunged in the gulf of california after a flash storm up ended the boat and killed at least one american. 19 of the tourists and 16 crew members have been picked up by
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the navy and other fishing boats after clinging to the coolers. rescue rings and life vests as well for more than 16 hours. montana's governor is expected to tour the damaged areas of the yellowstone river where there was a bad oil spill. but 250epa workers are on scene to help clean up the spill. they have been walking the shores trying to soak up oil. epa said officials were taking the air and water samples to determine how bad the oil spill was and what the impact is. news time 4:57. and go ahead -- and we will tell you beforehand, we can't make this story up. this morning, a woman is in trouble after police say she was busted trying to sneak her common-law husband out of a mexican prison in a suitcase. a suitcase. carry on luggage is part of avisit. they noticed she was pulling a black wheeled suitcase that
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appeared bulky. her common-law husband waser is afg 20 year sentence from 2007 for illegal weapons possession -- was serving a 20 year sentence from 2007 for illegal weapons possession. more meet and greets for the royal couple. they were greeted on prince weared island. this is the third province of the canadian tour. they rode on a carriage led by canadian mounted police. the couple arrived at the seaside resort by military helicopter pilot by prince william. they then -- piloted by prince william. they leave for a three-day trip to california on july 8th. now "good morning maryland." >> reporter: how many times have you come down to the inner harbor with your family for a day of fun? i am linda so. what went wrong for a 4-year- old boy and his family after
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the fireworks. the search resumes for a boater missing on the magothy river. we will bring outlatest. >> more candidates throwing their hat in the ring to be baltimore city mayor. a senator hopes she will be the voter's choice. those stories ahead on this tuesday morning. hope you had a happy 4th of july. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. let's get to the forecast because you want to know what's going on for the rest of the short workweek. >> absolutely. >> let's say good morning to lynette charles. >> good morning. you know what, we are going to be hot again today. a shaoit chance for an isolated store -- slight chance for an isolated storm. the heat is on and we will see 90 or better for today. we have an air quality alert and temperatures are going to continue to be above normal and we will see belter chance for showers and -- see a better chance for showers and storms heading into tomorrow. not picking up on a lot right nowch the showers and storms pushing